Crowned bust of Queen Elizabeth II wearing a necklace, facing right (effigy known as the "Third portrait"); around, the monarch's legend and date: ELIZABETH II FIJI 1996. Incuse in tiny letters on neck truncation, the designer's initials RDM (for Raphael David Maklouf).
Ula tava tava (a Fijian throwing club); above, 10; below, cents.
The model for the coin was a prized possession of King Cakobau (1817 - 1883). It is now in the Fiji Museum in Suva.
The design is by J. Ken Payne from Suva, Fiji.